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An explanation of the works of art: Baroque, Pop art and Abstract expressionism works that fit into the context of the time period is given. I compare three works in terms of form, content, and subject matter.

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As you compare all three works in terms of form, content, and subject matter using the terminology and concepts that you have learned in the course, I have no idea which terms you have studied since I am not in your class. However, I offer you some notes to explain the similarities and differences in the styles of the works and the context in which they were made. I also offer you some research in order to help you to compare and contrast their aesthetic qualities and symbolic significance, as well as the artists' points of view.

First of all, from the Baroque genre, you might research "The Feast of Acheloüs" from Peter Paul Rubens.

In terms of its form and aesthetics, you might look at how it reflects classical style since Rubens provides a "retelling of the tale found in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Theseus (in red) and his companions were returning from Crete to Athens when they encountered the River Acheloüs" (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rvd_p/ho_45.141.htm). Because the piece contains these mythological allusions, it is quite aesthetic in form and classical in ...

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This solution compares Baroque art, Pop art and Abstract Expressionism by looking at specific artworks of each genre and providing an analysis on form, rhythmic spread, statement and others . All references used are included.

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A description of the works including the style.
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A fully developed rough draft of the assigned portions of the essay, including a title, introductory paragraph (introduction) with a thesis statement, body, and conclusion (use APA formatting, including double-spacing);

Appropriate in-text citations and a References list (use APA formatting).

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